St. Patrick’s Day is here, and it just wouldn’t be complete without a crafty activity for your little ones!
Our leprechaun tissue paper craft is super fun (and easier than having to catch a real leprechaun!), and simple enough that even really young kids can do it.
Not only will they have a blast creating their masterpiece, but they’ll be honing those important hand-eye coordination skills in the process – double win!
Once your kids have finished their leprechaun tissue paper craft, you can be ready with even more crafts to keep them busy this holiday by checking out our other St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities!
Leprechaun Fine Motor Craft
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- Colored cardstock
- Tissue paper squares
- Leprechaun template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the leprechaun template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by spreading glue along a small section of the background paper.
Glue tissue paper squares along the portion of the leprechaun that you spread glue on.
Repeat the last 2 steps until the entire leprechaun is filled with tissue paper.
Make the hat by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat.
Take the outer buckle and glue it to the middle of the hat band.
Glue the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle.
Next, glue the eyes to the leprechaun’s face, one on each side of the leprechaun’s nose.
Place the hat on top of the leprechaun’s head and glue it in place.
Finish up by cutting off the bottom part of the paper, along the dashed line.
We have lots more tissue paper crafts for your kids to make, be sure to check them out!
St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids
Look no further if you’re in need of entertaining activities that the whole family or classroom can enjoy together!
We have all the best ideas, from reading books together and having collaborative discussions about them to crafting away and creating awesome projects together.
Keep reading for our top ideas for kids this St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids
Reading books to children can be a magical experience and provide them with so many wonderful benefits.
From stimulating language development and expanding vocabulary, to introducing them to concepts of sequencing, rhyme, and other reading fundamentals, it gives children a head start on the path to literacy.
Children who have books read to them when they are young develop strong imaginations, empathy for others, and an increased understanding of the world around them.
See below for some of our top recommendations for St. Patrick’s Day books for kids.
Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must-have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.
How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patrick’s Day!
Need more book suggestions? Check out our favorite leprechaun books for kids!
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids
Making crafts with your kids is an awesome way to help them develop their fine motor skills, and trust us – you get to have a bit of fun yourself too.
There’s nothing quite like seeing the joy on your kids’ faces when they proudly show off the fruits of their labor; plus, you can use those creations as decorations or mementos!
Below are some of our top St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids.
Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Craft – St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the same without a leprechaun! Making one at home is an easy and fun way to get kids in the spirit of the holiday. The hardest part will be gathering all your craft supplies, but otherwise, it’s plain sailing.
All you have to do is grab our template, follow along with our quick video tutorial, and your kids will end up with a handmade leprechaun that will put a smile on their faces.
Shamrock Leprechaun Craft – Get ready to get your kids’ St. Patrick’s Day on with this adorable shamrock leprechaun craft! You’ll only need a handful of supplies and you’ll be sure to have magical fun as they create their very own mini-leprechaun.
Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft – This paper plate leprechaun craft is the perfect way to get your lucky little ones in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!
Kids of all ages can join in on the fun and enjoy creating their own pint-sized Leprechaun, all with only a handful of materials. As they finish off their leprechaun masterpieces, have them proudly show them off to everyone around!
St. Patrick’s Day Name Craft – The perfect way to make St. Patrick’s Day more meaningful is with this name craft. Kids will practice spelling their names by arranging the gold coins from their overflowing pot of gold, and it’ll also add a bit of festive fun to the day!
St. Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids
It’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some scissor-friendly fun! Our St. Patrick’s Day cutting practice worksheets are perfect for helping your kids develop their scissor skills in a fun way.
Each page will guide them through different types of cutting paths and even provide counting exercises, so they master their scissor craft and also get inspired with mild arithmetic.
These printable leprechaun coloring pages will have your kids feeling luckier than a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end! No matter what age, from toddlers to early elementary schoolers, these pages are guaranteed to bring hours of joy.
Your wee ones won’t even realize they’re building their creative muscles and strengthening those tiny finger muscles – they’ll just be too busy coloring in those mischievous little leprechauns!
If your house is filled with little Leprechauns who love to play pretend, then these popsicle stick St. Patrick’s Day puppets are just what they need! These handmade puppets made with popsicle sticks are the easiest activity to make, so even the smallest hands can join in on the fun.
Get in the holiday spirit with our exciting St. Patrick’s Day color by number activities! Your little ones can immerse themselves in a magical journey while they practice counting and learn to recognize colors.
These creative activities bring loads of pleasure for the family, and at the same time, it is a great opportunity for your children to sharpen their motor skills, and counting abilities.
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More Kids’ Activities
- Colored cardstock
- Tissue paper squares
- Leprechaun template
- Download the leprechaun template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by spreading glue along a small section of the background paper.
- Glue tissue paper squares along the portion of the leprechaun that you spread glue on.
- Repeat the last 2 steps until the entire leprechaun is filled with tissue paper.
- Make the hat by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat.
- Take the outer buckle and glue it to the middle of the hat band.
- Glue the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle.
- Next, glue the eyes to the leprechaun's face, one on each side of the leprechaun's nose.
- Place the hat on top of the leprechaun's head and glue it in place.
- Finish up by cutting off the bottom part of the paper, along the dashed line.